Lifestyles over 50 Finance & Money
Seniors have unique situations that call for someone trained to best handle them. A specialist brings more than just a realtor’s license when helping seniors with their real estate issues. These include:
Provide insight on current market conditions, determine how your property stacks up against the competition and develop a pricing and marketing strategy to sell your home quickly and for the highest possible price.
Can help assemble an appropriate team to ease the transition to a new property.
Movers, landscapers and stagers can handle the heavy lifting. Attorneys, 1031 exchange specialists and mortgage brokers can manage the heavy paperwork.
Can also help you find your new home locally or refer you to others elsewhere to find property in a new city or near your children.
Have successfully completed additional coursework to understand such topics as reverse mortgages and the federal Housing for Older Persons Act (HOPA) as well as how Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security impact real estate decisions.
They can refer clients to de-clutter specialists to prepare the home prior to listing. They can also refer to tax specialists who can prepare the estate prior to selling.
May be able to direct you to community, government and private programs designed to provide additional financial assistance. Many seniors may qualify for programs that can help them save money, but they do not apply because they don’t know the program exists.